Five-Year Integrated Bachelor and Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Initial Certification

The MA in Secondary Education provides candidates with the theoretical and pedagogical knowledge and skills needed for initial certification in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) in one of five subject areas: English, Math, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or General Science), Social Studies/History, and World Language (French, German, Italian, Latin, or Spanish). Through a combination of foundational and subject-specific coursework, field experiences, and a culminating master's project, candidates earn both their initial certification and master's degree.

English Education Track

Undergraduate Courses

EDUC 2201Explorations in Education3
EDUC 2329Philosophy of Education: An Introduction3
EDUC 3241Educational Psychology3
EDUC 3350Special Learners in the Mainstream3
EDUC 5455The Literate Learner: Developmental Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools, Grades 5-123
ENGL 2220Teaching and Writing3
ENGL 2230Teaching and Learning Grammar3
Select one diversity course from educational studies minor menu3
Total Credits24

Graduate Courses

EDTC 5401Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDUC 5410Literature for Young Adults3
EDUC 5441Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education3
EDUC 5466English Methods3
EDUC 6552Research for Action and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
EDUC 6581Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching: Secondary Education6
EDUC 6589English Seminar3
EDUC 6598edTPA Portfolio 10
EDUC 6999Capstone: Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement3
SPED 6565Evidence-Based Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom3
Total Credits30

Mathematics Education Track

Undergraduate Courses

EDUC 2201Explorations in Education3
EDUC 2329Philosophy of Education: An Introduction3
EDUC 3241Educational Psychology3
EDUC 3350Special Learners in the Mainstream3
EDUC 5455The Literate Learner: Developmental Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools, Grades 5-123
Select one cognate course from the educational studies minor menu3
Select one diversity course from the educational studies minor menu3
Total Credits21

Graduate Courses

EDTC 5401Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDUC 5464Mathematics Methods3
EDUC 6552Research for Action and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
EDUC 6581Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching: Secondary Education6
EDUC 6591Mathematics Seminar3
EDUC 6598edTPA Portfolio 10
EDUC 6999Capstone: Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement3
SPED 6565Evidence-Based Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom3
Select two graduate-level mathematics electives in Statistics and Geometry with advisor approval 26
Total Credits30

Science Education Track

Undergraduate Courses

EDUC 2201Explorations in Education3
EDUC 2329Philosophy of Education: An Introduction3
EDUC 3241Educational Psychology3
EDUC 3350Special Learners in the Mainstream3
EDUC 5455The Literate Learner: Developmental Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools, Grades 5-123
Select one cognate course from the educational studies minor menu3
Select one diversity course from educational studies minor menu3
Total Credits21

Graduate Courses

EDTC 5401Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDUC 5462Science Methods3
EDUC 6552Research for Action and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
EDUC 6572Guided Research in Science3
EDUC 6573Instructional Issues in Teaching Science3
EDUC 6581Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching: Secondary Education6
EDUC 6592Science Seminar3
EDUC 6598edTPA Portfolio 10
EDUC 6999Capstone: Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement3
SPED 6565Evidence-Based Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom3
Total Credits30

Social Studies Education Track

Undergraduate Courses

EDUC 2201Explorations in Education3
EDUC 2329Philosophy of Education: An Introduction3
EDUC 3241Educational Psychology3
EDUC 3350Special Learners in the Mainstream3
EDUC 5455The Literate Learner: Developmental Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools, Grades 5-123
Select one cognate course from educational studies minor menu3
Select one diversity course from educational studies minor menu3
Total Credits21

Graduate Courses

EDTC 5401Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDUC 5468Social Studies/History Methods3
EDUC 6515Economic and Physical Geography3
EDUC 6552Research for Action and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
EDUC 6581Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching: Secondary Education6
EDUC 6594Social Studies/History Seminar3
EDUC 6598edTPA Portfolio 10
EDUC 6999Capstone: Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement3
SPED 6565Evidence-Based Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom3
Select one elective in American Studies with advisor approval3
Total Credits30

World Language Education Track

Undergraduate Courses

EDUC 2201Explorations in Education3
EDUC 2329Philosophy of Education: An Introduction3
EDUC 3241Educational Psychology3
EDUC 3350Special Learners in the Mainstream3
TSLA 5467Language Acquisition3
Select one cognate course from educational studies minor menu3
Select one diversity course from educational studies minor menu3
Total Credits21

Graduate Courses

EDTC 5401Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDUC 5455The Literate Learner: Developmental Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools, Grades 5-123
EDUC 5463World Language Methods3
EDUC 6552Research for Action and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
EDUC 6581Directed Observation and Supervised Student Teaching: Secondary Education6
EDUC 6593World Language Seminar3
EDUC 6598edTPA Portfolio 10
EDUC 6999Capstone: Educating for Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement3
SPED 6565Evidence-Based Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom3
TSLA 6439Methods of Foreign Language Teaching for Elementary School3
Total Credits30